Gospel Herald Obituaries - September, 1958

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Gospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 35 - September 2, 1958-page 842

Brydge, Margaret, daughter of Truman H. and Ruth (Smith) Brunk, was born Nov. 19, 1932; was killed in a one-car accident on Aug. 10, 1958, while driving home at seven in the morning after night duty at the East State Hospital, Newport News, Va.; aged 25 y. 8m. 22 d. On April 29, 1945, she was baptized and became a member of the Warwick River congregation, Denbigh, Va. On March 31, 1957, she was married to Elwood Brydge, who survives. Also surviving are six-month-old son (Elwood Steven), her parents, 2 sisters (Evelyn Hertzler and Sandra), and her brother (Truman Jr.). Funeral services were held at the Warwick River Church on Aug. 12, with John H. Shenk, Nelson Burkholder, and Lloyd Weaver, Jr., in charge. Two songs that Peggy was going to help sing in church on Sunday evening, "My Faith Looks up to Thee," and "Be Still, My Soul," were chose to be sung during the services.

Brubacher, Ida, daughter of the late Jacob and Villina Cressman, was born in Waterloo, Twp., Ont., Dec. 21, 1893; passed away at the Kitchener and Waterloo Hospital, after a lengthy illness, May 30, 1958; aged 64 y. 5 m. 9 d. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and was a faithful member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener. On Sept. 19, 1917, she married Eugene Brubacher, who survives. Also surviving are one son (James, Kitchener), 7 daughters (Mrs. Ruth Victor, Wilma-Mrs. Russel Meyer, Reta-Mrs. Orie Bender, Dorothy-Mrs. Harold Bast, Alice-Mrs. David Martens, all of Kitchener; Audrey-Mrs. Edward Draves, Buffalo, N. Y.; and Kathleen in Voluntary Service at Washington D. C.), 4 brothers (Ivan, her twin, and Herbert, both of Breslau; Jacob, Kitchener, and Samuel, Galt), 3 sisters (Viola Cressman, Kitchener; Mrs. Leslie D. Witmer, Hespeler; and Mrs. Howard Stevanus, Atmore, Ala.), and 10 grandchildren. One son, one brother, and 2 sisters preceded her in death .Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, June 2, with Edgar Metzler in charge, assisted by J. B. Martin. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Eby, Levi F., son of the late Henry N. and Mary Frank Eby, was born May 13, 1870, in West Hempfield, Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.; died June 26, 1958, at the Oreville Mennonite Home; aged 88 y.1 m. 13 d. Death was due to infirmities of old age. On Oct. 20, 1896, he was married to Catherine K. Stauffer, who died Feb. 8, 1956, after almost 60 years of married life. Surviving are a daughter (Grace-Mrs. Christ Garber, Lititz, Pa.), a son (John S., Manheim, Pa.), 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, a sister (Mrs. Annie Lindemuth, New Holland, Pa.), and 2 brothers (Henry H. and David H., both of Mt. Joy, Pa.). He accepted Christ late in life but was a faithful member. Funeral services were held at the Lanesville Church, June 29, in charge of Landis Brubaker and Martin Metzler, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Kauffman, William, son of the Christian and Elizabeth (Miller) Kauffman, was born in Henry Co., Iowa, Feb. 6, 1875; passed away Aug. 12, 1958, at the home of his daughter Mildred; aged 83 y. 6 m. 6 d. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth, untied with the Mennonite Church, and was a faithful member of the Wayland Church at the time of his death. On Dec. 22, 1898, he was married to Susan Nafziger, who died March 15, 1949, after which he made his home with his daughters. Their family consisted of 7 children (Ralph, Max, Mildred-Mrs. Allen Meyer, Edith-Mrs. Everett Hileman, and Harold, all of Wayland, Iowa; Leola-Mrs. Peter Alliman, Knoxville, Tenn.; and Marie-Mrs. Eldred Berkshire, Burlington, Iowa), 20 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. He also leaves one sister (Emma-Mrs. William Allen), and one brother (Homer) both of Wayland. The funeral was held at the Wayland Church, conducted by Simon Gingerich in the absence of his pastor, Loris Habegger. Interment in North Hill Cemetery.

Musselman, Anna Mary, daughter of the late Michael W. and Amelia (Landis) Nolt, was born in Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Jan. 1, 1867; died July 6, 1958, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ivan G. Bair, Leacock, Pa., from the effects of a stroke; aged 91 y. 6 m. 5 d. In 1887 she was married to George Musselman. For many years she was a faithful member of the Stumptown Congregation, where she was a Sunday-school teacher and president of the sewing circle for almost 30 years. Surviving are 4 children (G. Paul, Cranford, N. J.; Charity-Mrs. Ivan Bair, Leacock, Pa.; Grace-Mrs. Samuel B. Shenk, Kittanning, Pa.; and Guy N., New Holland, Pa.), 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and a sister (Mrs. Emma L. Myer, Leola, Pa.). Funeral services were conducted at the Groffdale Church, July 9, with John Oberholtzer and Lloyd Eby in charge. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Pennington, Joseph Joshua, son of the late Henry and Virginia Pennington, was born in Randolph Co., W. Va., April 13, 1898; died Aug. 12, 1958; aged 60 y. 2m. 30 d. Death resulted from cancer of the stomach. In 1919 he married Elva Sheffler, who survives him. Also surviving are 11 children (Odis, Elkins, W. Va.; Mrs. Elsie Harper, McGaheysville, Va.; Mrs. Lula Hamilton and Joshua Jr., of Hanover, Pa.; Mrs. Bessie Varner, Dry Fork, W. Va.; Mrs. Annie Madison, Palm Beacher, Fla.; Homer and David, Hedgesville, W. Va.; Robert and Gordon, Ft. Bragg, N. C.; and Willard, at home), 35 grandchildren, and sister (Mrs. Texie Turner, Harman, W. Va.), and one brother (John, Rawley Springs, Va.). On June 15, 1958, he renewed his fellowship with the Lord, was re-baptized and received into the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Harrisonburg, Va., in charge of M. J. Brunk and M.L. Blosser. Following the services at Harrisonburg, the body was removed for interment to near Harman, W. Va., where services were conducted by M. J. Brunk.

Ropp, Joel, son of the late John M., and Fannie Ropp, was born in Poole, Ont., Oct. 28, 1882; passed away at the Albany (Oreg.) General Hospitals, after a short illness, July 28, 1958; aged 75 y. 9 m. On Feb. 19, 1916, he was united in marriage to Barbara Leichty, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Harvey, Lebanon, Oreg.; and John, Tangent, Oreg.), 2 daughters (Mrs. Violet Ruckert, Tangent, Oreg.; and Mrs. LaVina Mannenbach, Albany), 35 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 2 brothers (John F., Tucson, Ariz.; and Dan F., Albany), and one adopted sister (Mrs. Lizzie Stauffer, Albany). Two sisters preceded him in death. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. At the time of his death he was a member of the Fairview Church, where funeral services were held on July 31, in charge of N. M. Birky and Verl Nofziger. Interment in the Riverside Cemetery.

Speicher, Martha Joy and Mary Catherine, twin daughters of Joseph and Mattie (Sharp) Speicher, was born Aug. 1, 1958, at Kent General Hospital, Dover, Del. Martha Joy passed away Aug. 2; aged four hours; Mary Catherine passed away Aug. 14, of internal hemorrhage; aged 13 days. Surviving are the parents, 3 brothers (Jacob, Malcolm, and Henry), one sister (Veronica), 2 grandmothers (Mrs. C. E. Speicher, and Mrs. Lydia E. Sharp), and one great-grandmother (Mrs. Fannie E. Yoder). Graveside services were conducted by Daniel V. Yoder. Burial in the Greenwood (Del.) Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Wagner, Christian, youngest son of Joseph and Magdaline (Schertz) Wagner, as born near Eureka, Ill., Mary 13, 1870; passed away July 2, 1958; aged 88 y. 3 m. 19 d. He had been in failing health for the past year. He accepted Christ at an early age, united with the Roanoke Church and was very faithful in church activities. On Dec. 27, 1894, he was married to Barbara Sauder. Surviving are 7 children (Frieda, Chicago; Alvina Zook, Rose Schertz, Pearl Yoder, Celesta Stalter, all of Eureka; Ezra C., Chenoa; and E. Sanford, San Mateo, Calif.), 10 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. His wife, one son (Noah), and 3 brothers preceded him in death. He was the last remaining member of the Joseph Wagner family. Funeral services were held at the Roanoke Church, July 4, in charge of Wesley E. Jantz, with burial in the church cemetery.

Yocum, Adda, daughter of James and Mary Gramley, was born in Madisonburg, Pa., Feb. 13, 1886; died Aug. 5, 1958, in a Warren, Ill., nursing home; aged 92 y. 5 m. 20 d. She was married to Fred Yocum, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her were her parents, 3 brothers, and 4 sisters. One sister (Mrs. Gus Clemow, Norwood, Pa.) survives. In 1944 she went to Freeport, Ill., to make her home with her brother, Joseph Gramley, at which time she became a member of the Freeport Mennonite Church. For the past 7 years she had been cared for at the nursing home. Funeral services were held at Myer's Funeral Home, Dakota, Ill., in charge of Richard Yordy, with interment in Crane's Grove Cemetery near Freeport.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.


Gospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 36 - September 9, 1958 ­ page 866, 867

Bearinger, Ephraim, son of the late Moses and Sarah Bearinger, was born April 25, 1880; passed away at the K & W Hospital, Aug. 17, 1958; aged 78 y. 3 m. 23 d. He was a member of the Waterloo Church. On Nov. 13, 1907, he was married to Annie Shantz, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Melvin, Waterloo; Howard, Petersburg; and Willard, Burlington), 7 daughters (Irene-Mrs. Ernest Mount, Galt; Mrs. Beulah Weber, Waterloo; Mabel-Mrs. Ephraim Martin, Blair; Olive-Mrs. Wesley Brubacher, Elmira; Reta and Aleda, at home; and Violet-Mrs. Glen Pitts, High River, Alta.), one brother (Josiah, Waterloo), and 20 grandchildren. Preceding him in death were one sister and 2 grandchildren. Services were held at the Erb St. Church, Waterloo, Aug. 20, by J. B. Martin and Clare Shantz.

Berry, Elizabeth, daughter of Henry and Betty (Culp) Good, was born Nov. 15, 1881, near Elida, Ohio; died June 5, 1958; aged 76 y. 6 m. 26 d. She accepted Christ as her Saviour early in life, united 4with the Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful member until death. On Oct. 8, 1904, she was married to Clark T. Berry of Rockingham Co., Va. To this union were born 4 children. Surviving are her husband, 2 sons and one daughter (Lloyd D., Clearfield, Pa.; Melvin G., Elida, Ohio; and Clara-Mrs. Norman Smith, Cloverdale, Ohio), and 4 brothers (Crist and John, both of Elida; Aaron, Lima; and Abe, Nampa, Idaho). One daughter preceded her in death.

Bixler, Martha Ellen, daughter of the late William and Mary (Parcell) Beutler, was born in Olive Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., Aug. 22, 1887; passed away at her late home in Olive Twp., Aug. 9, 1958, after an illness of about 7years; aged 79 y. 11 m. 18 d. On Feb. 19, 1916, she was married to Fred W. Bixler. To this union 4 daughters were born (Mary-Mrs. John Leichty, Wakarusa; Grace-Mrs. Levon Weldy, Goshen; Ruth-Mrs. Ray Tyson, Wakarusa; and Bertha-Mrs. Roy Shantz, Goshen). Bro. and Sister Bixler also took into their home, following the death of his mother, a two-week-old infant, Jay Smeltzer and reared him. Surviving are her husband, children, and 14 grandchildren. She accepted Christ as her Saviour at the age of 10 and was received into the fellowship of the Holdeman congregation. After marriage they transferred their membership to the Olive congregation.

Butts, James Charles, Jr., Hagerstown, Md., born in West Virginia, March 19, 1910; died suddenly Aug. 18, 1958; aged 48 y. 4 m. 30 d. Parents: James and Amy (Shupp) Butts. Church membership: Pondsville, Smithsburg, Md. Occupation: retired truck driver. Survivors: his wife (the former Mary L. Rohrer), children (Linda Carol, Baltimore; James C., III, and Paul S., at home), and a sister (Mrs. Frances Monniger, Hagerstown). Funeral: Aug. 21, at A. K. Coffman Funeral Home, Amos J. Martin and Mervin J. Martin officiating. Burial: Rest Haven Cemetery.

Leis, Joseph S., son of the late John and Veronica (Swartzendruber) Leis, was born June 14, 1879, in Wellesley Twp., Ont.; passed away after a lengthy illness at the home of his son, Aug. 18, 1958; aged 79 y. 2 m. 4 d. He was a faithful member of the Poole A. M. congregation. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth. Preceding him in death were his wife, the former Katie Ropp, one brother (Amos), one sister (Sarah), one stepsister (Barbara), and one daughter-in-law. Surviving are one son (Clarence), and 5 grandchildren. Bro. and Sister Leis were also foster parents to Daniel Wilker for about 10 years. Funeral services were held at the Poole Church, Aug. 21, with Moses H. Roth, Herbert Schultz, and Christian Brunk in charge. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Loucks, LaVerne, daughter of Sam and Ida Steckley, was born Nov. 28, 1922, at Kalona, Iowa; died at her home in Anaheim, Calif., Aug. 17, 1958; aged 35 y. 8m. 26 d. She was married to George Loucks, Jr., on June 6, 1952. Surviving are her husband, a son (George Samuel), her parents, 3 brothers (Rollin and Dean, Wellman, Iowa; and Dale, Oxford), a sister (Arlie-Mrs. Robert Donovan, Brandon), and her grandmother (Mrs. Aminda Brenneman, Kalona). Funeral services were held at the Oathout Funeral Home in Iowa City, Aug. 21, in charge of Virgil J. Brenneman, with burial in Memory Gardens.

Miller, Mary Ann, daughter of Andrew Mast, Hartville, Ohio; was born Dec. 13, 1899, in Middlebury, Ind.; died June 22, 1958, in Millersburg, Ind.; aged 58y. 6 m. 9 d. Cause: cancer. Married to William C. Miller. Church membership: Pleasant Grove Conservative Mennonite Church. Surviving: her husband, 5 daughters (Alta-Mrs. Harry Berger, Butler, Pa.; Mrs. Celesta Lambright, Canton, Ohio; Cora-Mrs. Joseph Graber, White Pigeon, Mich.; Mary Ann-Mrs. Levi Schrock, Jr., Goshen, Ind.; and Elsie-Mrs. Richard Beall, Goshen, Ind.), 5 brothers and 2 sisters (Uriah, Etna Green, Ind.; Eli, Lockwood, Ohio; Joe, Lynnhaven, Va.; William, Elkhart, Ind.; Monroe, Jackson Center, Pa.; Elsie-Mrs. Menno Hershberger, Topeka, Ind.; and Edna-Mrs. Joseph Hershberger, Hartville, Ohio). Her mother and an infant daughter preceded her in death.

Oesch, Rudolph, son of the late Menno and Susanna (Moyer) Oesch, was born near Zurich, Ont., Feb. 15, 1874; died at his home June 24, 1958; aged 84 y. 4 m. 9 d. He was a faithful member of the Zurich Church for many years. On Feb.1, 1910, he married Elizabeth Oesch, who survives. Children: one son and one daughter (William, Varna, Ont.; and Susan-Mrs. Bert Faber, Kippen, Ont.). Besides his wife and children, he is survived by 8 grandchildren and a sister (Mrs. Samuel Roth, Tavistock, Ont.). He had been in failing health for more than a year. Funeral services were held at the Zurich Mennonite Church with Albert Martin and Ephraim Gingerich in charge. Burial in the church cemetery.

Snyder, Zenas, son of the late John and Isabel (Cassel) Snyder, was born near New Hamburg, Ont., Nov. 29, 1877; died at his home in New Hamburg, Aug. 5, 1958; aged 80 y. 8 m. 7 d. In 1900 he married Lavina Cressman, who preceded him in death in 1916. To this union were born 3 children; two died in infancy. One daughter (Arminta-Mrs. Ralph Honsberger, Vineland, Ont.), survives. On Feb. 5, 1919, he married Effie Cressman, who survives. From this union one son and 4 daughters survive (Mildred-Mrs. Jacob Regier, New Hamburg; John, Waterloo; Beulah-Mrs. Willard Cressman and Alice, Vineland; and Nellie-Mrs. Willis Martin, Elmira). Also surviving are one brother and 2 sisters (Oscar, Shoal Lake, Man.; Savilla-Mrs. Edwin Gabel, Kitchener; and Phoebe-Mrs. Walter Hofstetter, Plattsville), 16 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He was a member of the Beihn Church where he rendered faithful service as church chorister, Sunday-school worker, and church trustee. Funeral services were conducted at the Beihn Church, Aug. 9, by Irvin Cressman and Curtis C. Cressman, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Stutzman, William S., son of David E. and Susanna (Mast) Stutzman, was born near Walnut Creek, Ohio, April 9, 1881; died at the Tofield Municipal Hospital, Aug. 4, 1958; aged 77 y. 3m. 25 d. In October, 1885, his parents moved to Milford, Nebr., where he grew to manhood. On Sept. 14, 1902, he marred Fannie Birky, Beemer, Nebr. To this union were born 3 children (Elvera-Mrs. John Reil, Tofield; Homer, who passed away in 1926; and Clifford, Hesston, Kans.). In 1911, they moved to Alberta near Tofield, where he lived at the time of his death. Surviving are his wife, 2 children, 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Milo, Kingman). His oldest brother (Al) passed away in Upland, Calif., just 6 days before he did. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted by Harold Boettger, Paul Voegtlin, and J. B. Stauffer, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Yoder, Allen E., son of Edward M. and Annie (Beachy) Yoder, was born near Grantsville, Md., June 25, 1900; passed away at his home Aug. 12, 1958; aged 58 y.1 m. 17 d. On Sept. 21, 1921, he was married to Lizzie Tice. To this union were born 12 children, 8 sons and 4 daughters (Alta-Mrs. Albert Killius and Edwin, both of Springs, Pa.; Vernon, Grantsville, Md.; Evelyn, at home; Elvin, Norfolk, Va.; Anna Catharine, deceased; Owen, Lloyd, Eli, Ada Marie, Paul, and Mark, all at home). Also surviving are his mother, 5 brothers (Milton, Lloyd, Henry, and Edwin, all of Grantsville; and Noah, Meyersdale, Pa.), 3 sisters (Ada and Effie, Grantsville; and Ida-Mrs. Ralph Miller, Springs), and 7 grandchildren. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour, united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful member until death. Funeral services were in charge of Paul E. Bender.

Yoder, Devon Jay, son of Freeman and Maxine (Eash) Yoder, was stillborn at the Goshen (Ind.) Hospital. Surviving are the parents, 2 brothers and a sister (Donavon and Delores, twins, and Darrell). Graveside services were held at the Forest Grove Cemetery, July 19, with Early Bontrager in charge.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.


Gospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 37 - September 16, 1958 ­ page 891

Byler, Jesse Rudolph, son of John D. and Nannie (Harshbarger) Byler, was born Jan. 14, 1894; died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Chauncey Zook, Mill Creek, Pa., May 5, 1958, after a lengthy illness; aged 64 y. 3 m. 21. Survivors: 6 brothers and sisters (Esther-Mrs. Chauncey Zook, Mill Creek, Pa.; Harvey, Conneaut Lake, Pa.; Mary-Mrs. Benjamin Hartzler, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Bennett, Belleville, Pa.; Emma, McVeytown, Pa.; and Wilbur, Hummelstown, Pa.). Member of the Mattawana Church, where funeral services were conducted by Ross Metzler. Interment, Pleasant View Cemetery.

Harshbarger, Francis B., son of Joshua and Elizabeth (Sheerer) Harshbarger; born in Bratton Twp., Pa., Nov. 26, 1867; died Aug. 18, 1958; aged 90 y. 8m. 23 d. Married to Phoebe Hartzler, who preceded him in death. Survivors: 2 sons (Herman H., Akron, N. Y.; and Emery G., Bratton Twp., Pa.). A daughter preceded him in death. Member of the Mattawana Church, where funeral services were held with Ross Metzler officiating. Interment, Hartzler Cemetery.

Kauffman, Jere Verline, son of Reuben and Sadie (Miller) Kauffman, Condon, Mont.; stillborn Aug. 17, 1958, at General Hospital, Kalispell, Mont. Survivors: parents, 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Graveside services at the Union Chapel Cemetery near Creston, Mont., in charge of D. D. Brenneman.

Lais, Daniel J., son of John and Susannah (Plank) Lais; was born July 28, 1884, near Hubbard, Oreg.; fatally injured in a highway accident near Hubbard, Aug. 25, 1958. Married, Dec. 20, 1906, to Ellen Egli, who died Oct. 22, 1955. Also preceding him in death were one daughter, one brother, and one sister. Survivors: 11 daughters and 2 sons (Joh, Junction City; Frank, Hubbard; Orpha-Mrs. Harold Fisher, Molalla; Lena-Mrs. Allen Blair, Portland; Mary, Lilly-Mrs. Kenneth Berkey, Dorothy-Mrs. VernonGingerich, Susan-Mrs. Raymond Stanerson and Vera-Mrs. John Garber, all of the Hubbard vicinity; Frances-Mrs. Martin Hoover, Los Angeles; Ruth-Mrs. John David Zehr, Goshen, Ind.; Marjorie-Mrs. Ezra Birky and Evelyn-Mrs. Paul Birky, Kalispell, Mont.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Lydia Shand, Twin Rocks, Oreg.; and Mrs. Laura Kahle, Hubbard), one brother (A. J., Mollalla), 54 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Member of the Zion Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 30, with C. I. Kropf, Edward Kenagy, and John Lederach officiating. Interment in church cemetery.

Martin, Gary Niel, son of Albert and Mabel (Eshleman) Martin, Lititz, Pa.; born Sept. 3, 1956; died July 7, 1958; due to an automobile accident on July 6; aged 1 y. 10 m. 4 d. Survivors: his parents, 2 sisters (Marian Elaine and Teresa Ann), 4 brothers (Clair Eugene, Glenn Jay, Gerald Thomas, and Albert Dale), and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Eshleman, Lincoln, Pa.; and Mrs. Emma F. Martin, Lancaster, Pa.). Funeral services at Hess Church, with burial in adjoining cemetery.

Miller, Sadie Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Byler) Hartzler; born Sept. 21, 1882, Bellefontaine, Ohio; died Aug. 29, 1958; aged 75 y. 11 m. 8 d. Member of the West Union Church, Wellman, Iowa. Married, Dec. 6, 1908 to William H. Miller, who died Sept. 2, 1952. Survivors: 4 children (Harold and Laurine-Mrs. Eli King, both of Wellman; Eulah-Mrs. Dale Slaymaker, Iowa City; and Dorothy-Mrs. Ivan Wayner, Wellman), 17 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 5 brothers and 2 sisters (Elmer J., Colorado Springs, Colo.; J. E., Goshen, Ind.; J. G., Windom, Kans.; Herbert, Kalona; Martin; Mrs. J. Roy Yoder, Garden City, Mo.; and Mrs. Willis Brenneman, Colorado Springs, Colo.). Two brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services, Lower Deer Creek Church in charge of Herman Ropp and Paul T. Guengrich, with burial in the Lower Deer Creek Cemetery.

Raifsnider, Jacob Weaver, son of Jeremiah and Fannie (Weaver) Raifsnider; born July 16, 1872, in Franklin Co., Pa.; died of a heart attack July 21, 1958, at his home in MT. Joy, Pa.; aged 86 y. 5 m. Married, Dec. 20, 1898, to Amanda Slothour, who died March 2, 1951. Survivors: 2 sons and one daughter (Harvey, Hagerstown, Md.; Lloyd, Columbia, Pa.; and Velva, at home), one sister (Mrs. Annie Kuhns, Chambersburg, Pa.), 7 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services as Nissley Funeral Home, Mt. Joy, Pa., in charge of Henry Lutz and Henry Frank. Burial in the Kraybill Cemetery.

Roth, Peter T., son of Mr. and Mrs. Christian L. Roth; born Jan. 24, 1887, Milford, Nebr.; died unexpectedly Aug. 29, 1958, of a blood clot after two days of hospitalization at Seward, Nebr.; aged 71 y. 7 m. 5 d. Married, Jan. 1, 1911, to Emma Rediger, who survives. Children: one daughter (Geraldine-Mrs. Raymond Miller, Hudson, Ohio), and a son who died in infancy. Other survivors: 7 grandchildren. Six brothers and 4 sisters preceded him in death. Member of the East Fairview Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 1, in charge of A. M. Miller, Oliver Roth, and Sterling Stauffer. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Stuckey, Emma, daughter of Eli and Elizabeth (Schlatter) Yoder; born Nov. 26, 1882, Leo, Ind.; died of a heart attack at Pettisville, Ohio, July 5, 1958; aged 75 y. 7 m. 9 d. Married, Dec. 24, 1903, to Henry Stuckey, who died March 18, 1941. Survivors: 2 sons and 4 daughters (LaVern, Waterloo, Ind.; Jesse, Grabill, Ind.; Hermia-Mrs. LaVern Nofziger, Wauseon, Ohio; Violet-Mrs. Mahlon Rupp, Archbold, Ohio; Luella-Mrs. Cletus Grieser, Spencerville, Ind.; and Genevieve, at home), 5 brothers and one sister (Sol, Huntertown, Ind.; Eli, Grabill, Ind.; Levi, Albert, and Noah, Auburn, Ind.; and Fannie, Leo, Ind.), 16 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death: one daughter, 3 grandchildren, one brother and one sister. Member of West Clinton Church, where funeral services were held July 8, 10: 00 a.m., by Olen Nofziger and E. B. Frey; and at the Leo (Ind.) Church, 2: 30 p.m., by Peter Wiebe and S. J. Miller. Burial in Leo Cemetery.

Yoder, Laura, daughter of Edward and Lottie (Zook) Farver, born at Benton, Ohio, June 8, 1908; died at Community Hospital, Wooster, Ohio, Aug. 18, 1958, after a long illness; aged 50 y.2m. 10 d. Married, March 2, 1936, to Jacob Yoder. Church membership: Berlin Church. Survivors: her husband, a foster daughter (Corinne Vansickle), a sister-in-law (Gertruce Yoder, of the home), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Al Schie, Millersburg, Ohio; and Mrs. Ruth Heller, Kent, Ohio). Preceding her in death: her parents, 6 sisters and one brother. Funeral services at the Hunter Funeral Home, Millersburg, Ohio, Aug. 20, in charge of John King, Paul Hummel and S. W. Sommer. Burial in Fryburg Cemetery.

Young, Ida Mae, born Aug. 5, 1886, in Frontier Co., Nebr.; died Aug. 21, 1958, after a lingering illness at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Good, Logan, Ohio; aged 72 y. 16 d. Married to Carl Young, who died in 1943. Member of Turkey Run Church, where services were held Aug. 23, in charge of Marion Good, with burial in adjoining cemetery.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.


Gospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 38 - September 23, 1958-page 914

Frey, Simon, son of Jacob and Mary (Burkholder) Frey; born Dec. 25, 1899, Pettisville, Ohio; though suffering from a heart condition after being admitted to the Detwiler Memorial Hospital; aged 57 y. 7m. 15 d. Married, Feb. 24, 1931, to Verna Beck. Survivors: his wife, one daughter (Carol, at home), one son (Richard), one grandchild, 3 brothers and 5 sisters (Edward B., Harvey, Ora, Amanda, Emma-Mrs. J. C. Liechty, Minnie-Mrs. Lloyd Miller, Pearl-Mrs. Sylvan Rupp, and Bessie-Mrs. Charles Miller, all of the Archbold and Wauseon vicinity). His parents, and one brother preceded him in death. Church membership, North Clinton, Wauseon, Ohio, where services were held in charge of Olen Nofziger and Dan Sommers. Interment in Pettisville Cemetery.

Ingold, Fannie, daughter of Dan and Catherine (Birky) Steinman; born May 4, 1868, Flanagan, Ill; died at the Hansen Nursing home, Gibson City, Ill., Aug. 14, 1958, after having been there 2 days; aged 90 y. 3 m. 10 d. Married Feb. 28, 1888, to Henry Ingold, who died March 24, 1941. An infant son, one grandson, one brother, and 6 sisters also preceded her in death. Survivors: 3 daughters and one son (Tillie-Mrs. Sam Heiser, Amelia-Mrs. J. B. Heiser, and Martha, all of Fisher; and Amos, Foosland, Ill.), 8 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Church member at East Bend, where funeral services were held Aug. 17, with Harold Zehr and J. A. Heiser officiating. Burial in East Bend Cemetery.

King, Anna Mary, daughter of the late Shem D. and Elizabeth (Mast) Zook; born Sept. 2, 1878, Knox Co., Tenn.; died July 10, 1958, West Liberty, Ohio; aged 79 y. 10 m. 8d. Married Dec. 17, 1908, to Aaron King, who preceded her in death Nov. 12, 1951. Survivors: 2 daughters (Martha E., at home; and Mary Kathryn, Paoli, Pa.), one daughter-in-law (Mrs. Sadie King, West Liberty), one brother (Elmer, Bellefontaine, Ohio), and 4 grandchildren. Preceding her in death: an adopted son, 2 sisters and one brother. Church membership, South Union where services were held July 13, in charge of Roy S. Koch and Stanley Shenk. Burial in church cemetery.

King, Fannie, daughter of the late C. K. and Mary Ann (Yoder) Hartzler; born Nov. 18, 1880, Huntsville, Ohio; died Aug. 15, 1958, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Delta Swartz, West Liberty, Ohio; aged 77 y. 8 m. 28 d. Married Dec. 31, 1903, to Andrew King, who predeceased her March 15, 1958. Survivors: one son and one daughter (Paul R., and Mrs. Delta Swartz, both of West Liberty), 8 grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Vernora and Iva Hartzler, West Liberty). One daughter and 3 sons predeceased her. Member of the South Union Church, where funeral services were conducted Aug. 17 by Roy S. Koch. Burial in the church cemetery.

Knox, Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gaug; born in Hungary, Oct. 12, 1882; came to the U. S. in 1894; died July 5, 1958, in Dewey, Ill., after a lingering illness; aged 75 y. 8 m. 23 d. Married Feb. 12, 1904, to Herbert Knox. Survivors: her husband, 2 daughters (Bertha and Leona, both of Dewey), one grandson, one sister (Mrs. Carl Hausch, Akron, Ohio), and 2 brothers (Dan, Clinton, Ohio; and John, Danville). A son preceded her in death. Funeral services, East Bend Church, July 8, with J. A. Heiser and Ivan Birkey officiating . Burial in the East Bend Cemetery.

Schmitt, Ella, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Shantz; born Oct. 3, 1883, at Haysville, Ont.; died Sept.3, 1958; aged 74 y. 11 m. Church membership, Shantz Mennonite Church. Married to Ephraim Schmitt, who predeceased her in 1947. Survivors: 4 sons (Weston, Lowville, N. Y.; Elvin and Elroy, Kitchener; and Wilfred, Bridgeport, Ont.), 3 daughters (Winnifred-Mrs. Morgan Witzel, Baden; Leona-Mrs. Camby Harbridge, Bridgeport; and Mary-Mrs. Howard Forster, Montreal), one brother (Simeon Shantz, Haysville), one sister (Mrs. John McKenzie, Galt), 18 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral service at the Shantz Church, Sept. 7, by Emerson Dorsch and L. H. Witmer. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

Shantz, Noah, son of the late Henry and Veronica (Martin) Shantz; died Sept. 1, 1958, at the Bethesda Home, Vineland, Ont., after a two-year illness; aged 78 years. Church membership, Roseville. Married to Elizabeth Shantz Nahrgang, who predeceased him. Survivors: 2 brothers (Levi, Kitchener; and Amos, Ayr, Ont.). Also preceding him were a stepson (Wilfred Nahrgang), 2 sisters and one brother. Funeral services, Sept. 4, at Roseville, in charge of Moses A. Bowman and Moses H. Roth. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

Stalter, John, son of Joseph and Mary Stalter; born Feb. 24, 1872, Gridley, Ill.; died Aug. 5, 1958, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Emery Cender. Married in 1900 to Lena Teuscher, who died in 1907. Two sons and 2 daughters were born (Elmer, who died in 1927; Aaron J., Gibson City; Sadie-Mrs. Roy Ingold, Ludlow; and Mattie-Mrs. Emery Cender, Gibson City). On Feb. 25, 1913, he married Katie Nafziger, who died in 1942. Survivors: one son and 2 daughters, 20 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one brother (Christian, Gridley), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Albert DeWilde, Gridley; Mrs. Lizzie Rediger, Hesston, Kans.; and Lena Stalter, Upland, Calif.). Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Member of East Bend Church, where services were held Aug. 8, with Howard Zehr, Harold Zehr, and Joe Hartzler officiating. Burial in Waldo Cemetery.

Wadel, Lydia Marie, daughter of the late Samuel H. and Martha (Martin) Horst; born June 14, 1916, near Chambersburg, Pa.; died June 14, 1958, at the Chambersburg Memorial Hospital, after a week's illness of caner; aged 42 y. Married to Noah Wadel. Survivors: her husband, 9 children (Esther Marie, John Samuel, Eunice Elaine, Martha Elizabeth, Daniel Horst, Luke Martin, Noah Benjamin, Jr., James Martin, and Robert David, all at home), her mother, 7 brothers and sisters (Michael, Hancock, Md.; Fannie-Mrs. Clyde Martin, and Lina-Mrs. Abram Horst, both of Maugansville, Md.; Elisabeth-Mrs. Gordon Shantz, Harrisonburg, Va.; Martha-Mrs. Glen martin-Mercersburg, Pa.; Mary-Mrs. Mahlon Eshleman and Samuel, Chambersburg, Pa.). One daughter preceded her June 9, 1958. Funeral services at Rowe Church, Shippensburg, Pa., June 17, with Norman Martin, Paul Martin, and Harvey E. Shank in charge. Burial in the Rowe Cemetery.

Wheat, Viola Minerva, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Collins; born Nov. 8, 1892, Dora, Mo.; died Sept. 5, 1958, at her home near Culp, Ark., after being bedfast since March, 1958; aged 65 y. 9 m. 28 d. Married Oct. 12, 1914, to J. S. Wheat. Two children died in infancy. Charter member of the Bethel Springs congregation, Culp, Ark. Survivors: her husband, 6 brothers (E. E. , Doniphan, Mo.; H. T. and A. J. , Westplains, Mo.; Walter, Dora, Mo.; G. G., Watumka, Okla.; and H. T. , Tulsa, Okla.), and 3 sisters (Ada-Mrs. Elmer Thompson, Tecumseh, Mo.; Bertha-Mrs. H. W. Owens, Springfield, Mo.; and Alpha-Mrs. J. A. Trail, Tulsa, Okla.). Graveside services in charge of Frank Horst and M. E. Bontrager. Burial in the Herd Cemetery.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.


Gospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 39 - September 30, 1958-page 938, 939, 940

Alger, Phyllis, Faye, daughter of John Paul and Retha (Mishler) Alger; born May 12, 1954, Harrisonburg, Va.; died at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Sept. 4, 1958, following an illness of 3 months of aplastic anemia; aged 4 y. 3 m. 23 d. Survivors: her parents, one brother (Victor), one sister (Wanda), her grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. John H. Alger), and maternal grandfather and step grandmother (Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Mishler). Funeral services Sept.7 at the Zion Church, Broadway, Va., by J. Ward Shank and J. Otis Yoder; burial in adjoining cemetery.

Anderson, Lee, born July 3, 1875, near Gladstone, Mo.; died Aug.2, 1958; aged 83 y. 29 d. Member of the Mennonite Church. Married April 12, 1919, to Ellen Mansfield, who survives. Other survivors: 2 sons (Roy Pearl and Everett Lee), and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services at the Ozark Chapel by Leroy Gingerich; interment in Conway Cemetery, Camden Co., Mo.

Bender, Joseph J., son of the late John and Catherine (Ruby) Bender; born Aug. 15, 1875, Oxford Co., Ont.; died suddenly at his home at New Hamburg, Ont., July 15, 1958; aged 82 y. 11 m. Married Dec. 18, 1906, to Catherine Kropf. Survivors: his wife, 2 daughters (Malinda and Alice, at home), and one brother (Moses). Two brothers and 2 sisters preceded him in death. Member of the East Zorra Church. Funeral services in charge of Daniel Wagler and Henry Yantzi; burial in East Zorra Church Cemetery.

Burkholder, Amos Ressor, son of the late Abraham and Elizabeth (Ressor) Burkholder; born Nov. 17, 1884, Markham, Ont.; died suddenly Aug. 21, 1958, after a heart attack; aged 73y. 9 m. 4 d. Member of the Cedar Grove church, where he served as deacon since 1934. Married Dec. 18, 1907, to Fanny Weber, who died in 1953. Survivors: 2 sons and 3 daughters (Walter, Pickering, Ont.; Mary-Mrs. Aaron Good, Petersburg, Ont.; Leonard, Markham, Ont.; Hannah-Mrs. Gordon Wideman, Claremont, Ont.; and Ada, Ealesham, Alta.), 16 grandchildren, and one sister (Adah-Mrs. Noah Weber, Waterloo, Ont.). Funeral services Aug. 24 at the Wideman Church, conducted by Emerson McDowell, Aaron Grove, and George Elsasser; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Forry, Virgie E., daughter of the late Peter D. and Susan (Hostetter) Shank; born June 1, 1887, Mummasburg, Pa.; died at her home in Hanover, Pa., Sept. 6, 1958; aged 71 y. 3 m. 5 d. Bedfast for 9 weeks. Member of the Hanover Church. Married Nov. 10, 1910, to J. Clinton Forry, who survives. Three children (Alvan D., Hanover, Pa.; Mary E., at home; and Ira, who died when small). Other survivors: 5 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Jacob D. and John), and one sister (Mary S.), all of Hanover, Pa. Funeral services Sept. 9 at Bair's Church in charge of Richard Danner, Harvey Grove and Norman Bange; burial in adjoining cemetery.

Gingerich, Mahlon D., only son of Daniel and Katie (Detweiler) Gingerich; born Aug. 19, 1906, Middlefield, Ohio; died Aug.13, 1958, at Lakeside Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, after a heart attack; aged 51 y. 11 m. 25 d. Member of the Burton Mennonite Church. Married Dec. 8, 1927, to Mahala Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are 8 children (William, Sarah Marie, Barbara Ann, and Ray, all married; Kathryn Eileen, Betty June, Mahlon Junior, and Dennis David, at home), 8 grandchildren and 2 sisters (Mrs. John Farmwald and Mrs. Roman Yoder). One sister preceded him in death. Funeral service at the Burton Church in charge of John F. Garber and Elmer Stoltzfus; burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Landis, Edwin H., son of the late Adam and Elizabeth Landis; born Oct. 8, 1868, Lancaster, Pa.; died Aug. 15, 1958; aged 89 y. 10 m. 7 d. Member of Mellinger's Church. Married, Dec. 28, 1893, to Emma F. Weaver, who died in 1948. One daughter died in infancy. Survivors: 3 sons (Edwin W., Clarence W., and Robert W., all of Lancaster Co., Pa.). Funeral services Aug. 18 at Mellinger's Church by David Landis and Harry Lefever; burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Lichty, Leah, daughter of the late Levi and Katherine (Good) Lichty; born Dec. 13, 1893, Waterloo Twp., Ont.; died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital June 21, 1958, after a brief illness; aged 64 y. 6 m. 8 d. Member of the Mennonite Church. Survivors: a brother (Lincoln, Kitchener), and 2 sisters (Lydia-Mrs. Anson Martin, Floradale; and Katherine-Mrs. William Thaler, Kitchener). Funeral service June 23 at the St. Jacobs Church in charge of Rufus Jutzi.

Roth, Dale Michael, infant son of Michael and Dora Roth, Wellesley, Ont.; died at the age of 6m. 13 d. Survivors: parents, one brother, and one sister. Funeral services Sept. 9 at Maple View Church, Wellesley, with Moses Roth and Chris S. Streicher officiating.

Ruby, Mabel, daughter of Mrs. Magdalena and the late Christian Ruby; born Dec. 13, 1905; died in Stratford General Hospital after being struck by a train on Aug. 15; aged 52 y. 8m. 2 d. Survivors: her mother, 3 brothers (Isaac and Benjamin, East Zorra; and Orlando, Wilmont Twp., Ont.), and 6 sisters (Clara-Mrs. Ezra Bender, Delilah-Mrs. Aaron Bender, and Anna-Mrs. Lorne Bender, all of East Zorra; Salena-Mrs. Mahlon Bender, Wilmot; Emma-Mrs. Wilfred Schlegel, and Gladys-Mrs. Floyd Ropp, Ailsa Craig). Two brothers preceded her in death. Member of East Zorra A.M. Church, where funeral services were held in charge of Dan Wagler and Henry Yantz; burial in adjoining cemetery.

Showalter, Irvin D., Broadway, Va.; born June 3, 1891; died Sept. 9, 1958, at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for two weeks; aged 67 y.3 m. 6 d. Member of the Zion Church. Married to Sally Shank, who died in 1948. Survivors: 2 sons (Clayton D., Broadway; and David E., Rowdy, Ky.), 4 daughters (Mrs. Katie Shank, Broadway; Mrs. Martha Hirstein, Cullom, Ill.; Mrs. Effie Heatwole and Nannie Showalter, Harrisonburg). Funeral services Sept. 12 by Lewis P. Showalter, John L. Stauffer, and J. Otis Yoder; interment in the Zion Church Cemetery.

Springer, Mary M., daughter of Aaron and Eliza (Musselman) Lewis; born Oct. 17, 1866, Morwood, Pa.; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ellis Moyer, Franconia, Pa., May 17, 1958; aged 91 y. 7m. Married June 13, 1890, to Jacob F. Springer, who preceded her in death. Survivors: 7 children (Lewis L., Souderton; Susan-Mrs. Alvin S. Godshall, Telford; Lester L., Perkasie; Eva-Mrs. Benjamin Young, Morwood; Jacob L., and Henry L., both of Bethlehem; and Edna-Mrs. Ellis Moyer, Franconia.), a brother (Aaron Lewis, Telford), 18 grandchildren, and 42 great-grandchildren. Member of the Salford Church. Funeral services at Franconia Church with Rein Alderfer and Henry Ruth in charge; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Troyer, Harvey D., son of David and Susie (Miller) Troyer, Middlebury, Ind.; born Aug. 2, 1940, at Middlebury; died at the Sturgis Memorial Sept. 4, 1958, after being crushed between a building and a cement truck; aged 18y.1m. 2 d. Survivors: his mother, 5 brothers and 3 sisters (Marie-Mrs. Elmer Mast, White Pigeon, Mich.; Anna Mae-Mrs. Otis Mast, Millersburg, Ind.; Leroy, Goshen; David, Jr., Topeka, Ind.; a twin brother Harley, Edwin, Edna, and Melvin, all at home). His father died on July 25, 1948. Member of the Pleasant Grove C. M. Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 7 in charge of Clarence A. Yoder and D. A. Bontrager; interment in Hawpatch Cemetery, Topeka, Ind.

Weber, Anna Mary, daughter of Ira S. and Barbara (Martin) Weber; born Aug. 12, 1919, Washington Co., Md.; died unexpectedly at her home near Maugansville, Md., Aug. 16, 1958, after a day's illness; aged 39 y. 4 m. 4 d. Survivors: her father, stepmother (Leah Ebersole Weber, Maugansville, Md.), 2 sisters (Ida M., at home; and Cora-Mrs. Fred M. Charlton, Newville, Pa.), a brother (Isaac M., Hagerstown), a half brother (Wayne E. Weber, Hagerstown), and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Isaac W. Martin). Her mother died on Oct. 9, 1928. Member of the Reiff Church, where services were held Aug. 19 in charge of Stanley Martin, Amos Horst, and Amos Martin; burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Weber, Clayton S., son of the late Ephraim and Leah (Snider) Weber; born Feb. 21, 1884; died April 30, 1958, at the Elmira Private Hospital, after an illness of about a month; aged 74 y. 2 m. 9 d. Member of the Floradale congregation. Survivors: one brother (Allen, Elmira), and one sister(Lucinda-Mrs. Norma Detweiler, Hespeler). Services May 2 at the Floradale Church, with Rufus Jutzi in charge.

Yantzi, Michael R., son of the late Bishop Michael K. and Barbara (Ruby) Yantzi; born March 13, 1888; died suddenly Aug. 17, 1958; aged 70 y. 5 m. 4 d. Married Jan. 16, 1913, to Nancy Jutzi. Survivors: his wife, one son (Lloyd, New Hamburg), 3 daughters (Marion-Mrs. Wilmer Bender, New Hamburg; Katie-Mrs. Lorne Bender, Ailsa Craig; and Nelda, London, Ont.), 8 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Christian, Tavistock; Jacob, East Zorra; and Noah, South Easthope), and 5 sisters (Mrs. Menno Ropp, Mrs. Solomon Streicher, Mrs. Joseph Swartzentruber, Mrs. Annie Ropp, and Mrs. Katie Brenneman). Two brothers and one grandchild preceded him in death .Funeral services at the East Zorra Church in charge of Henry Yantzi and Moses H. Roth; burial in adjoining cemetery.

Yoder, Matilda, daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Slaubaugh) Fisher; born April 4, 1867, Iowa County, Iowa; died at her home Sept. 10, 1958; aged 91 y. 5 m. 6 d. Blind since 1956 and bedfast since Feb.11, 1957, when she fractured a hip; death was due to complications. Survivors: a daughter (Mrs. Blanche E. King, Iowa City, Iowa, with whom she made her home since 1941), a son (Omar J., Wellman), 6 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Lizzie-Mrs. S. D. Miller and Ida-Mrs. C. D. Miller, both of Wellman), and 2 brothers (Sam, Wellman; and Jake, South English). Member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services Sept. 12 at the West Union Church with Virgil Brenneman in charge; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.

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